Work advances on proposed 735-foot-high hydroelectric dam

04/25/2013 | AlaskaDispatch.com

Hydroelectric power is a big deal in Alaska and could get even bigger with the proposed Susitna-Watana Hydro project. The project, estimated to cost $5.19 billion, would include building the nation's second-tallest dam -- 735 feet high -- on the Susitna River, creating a reservoir 41 miles long and 2 miles wide. The state has included $95.2 million in its budget to advance work on the project, including engineering feasibility and environmental studies.

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